overload server


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overload server

A server in a network that stands by waiting to handle additional traffic. Additional Web servers and application servers can be made into overload servers on a large website. See Web server and application server.
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The Protect Your Election suite provides groups that run elections with a defense against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can overload servers and shut down computer systems-a safeguard that usually costs thousands of dollars to maintain.
Many hosting companies overload servers with too many clients and their websites become inaccessible.
In addition, increased volumes of messages may overload servers and/or damage systems, both of which cause interruption of service and significant costs.